Sandbox User

This feature is currently in beta!

The default system user in all sandboxes is nt-user (Next Tech user). However, you can change this to root if necessary. To do this, click the Stack option on the left sidebar, then scroll down to the Sandbox User section:

Sandbox User setting

Although using the root user is an option, you should avoid it if it at all possible for a number of reasons, including:

  • Users should be given an environment that is as close as possible to the one they will eventually use outside of Next Tech projects. In practice, they will not use root as their normal user.

  • The nt-user user can run commands with root access at any time by using sudo.

  • Many programs complain if they are run as root.